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The Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Tales.

Author: Marquis De Sade; David Coward
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, UK, 1992.
Series: Oxford world's classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The name of the Marquis de Sade is synonymous with the blackest corners of the human soul, a byword for all that is foulest in human conduct. In his bleak, claustrophobic universe, there is no God, no morality, no human affection, and no hope. Power is given to the strong, and the strong are murderers, torturers, and tyrants. No quarter is given; compassion is the virtue of the weak. Yet Sade was a man of savage  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
De Sade, Marquis.
Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Tales.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, UK, ©1992
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marquis De Sade; David Coward
ISBN: 9780191593710 0191593710
OCLC Number: 714569729
Description: 1 online resource (337 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction; Select Bibliography; A Chronology of the Marquis de Sade; A Note on Money; The Misfortunes of Virtue; Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man; The Successful Ruse; The Pimp Well Served; The Windbags of Provence; An Inexplicable Affair Vouched for by an Entire Province; The Prude, or the Unexpected Encounter; Émilie de Tourville, or Brotherly Cruelty; Augustine de Villeblanche, or Love's Stratagem; The Law of Talion; The Self-Made Cuckold, or the Unexpected Reconciliation; The Husband Who Said Mass: A Provençal Tale. The Lady of the Manor of Longeville, or a Woman's RevengeThe Confidence Men; Explanatory Notes.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics.

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The name of the Marquis de Sade is synonymous with the blackest corners of the human soul, a byword for all that is foulest in human conduct. In his bleak, claustrophobic universe, there is no God, no morality, no human affection, and no hope. Power is given to the strong, and the strong are murderers, torturers, and tyrants. No quarter is given; compassion is the virtue of the weak. Yet Sade was a man of savage intelligence who carried the philosophy of the French Enlightenment to its logical extreme. His writings effectively release the individual from all social and moral constraint: for ma.

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